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  • Giacometti art trove at centre of Franco-Swiss legal tussle

    Giacometti art trove at centre of Franco-Swiss legal tussle

    A rich trove of drawings by Alberto Giacometti and photographs of the renowned sculptor and artist have been lying in sealed storage cartons in a Swiss museum for more than two years due to a legal dispute over their rightful ownership. Swiss...

  • Corazon wins L-Ghanja tal-Poplu festival

    Corazon wins L-Ghanja tal-Poplu festival

    Singer Corazon Mizzi last night won the L-Ghanja tal-Poplu festival with X’Se Jsir?, a song which she also wrote and composed. She also won the prize for the best songwriter. The song Ta’ Billejl, performed by Neville Refalo, placed second and...

  • Leaving their mark

    Leaving their mark

    As the annual Mcast students’ exhibition comes to an end, Johnathan Cilia speaks to director for the creative arts Tyrone Grima to find out more about the goals behind the initiative and whether these are being reached. The Institute of Arts at...

  • An open-ended exploration

    An open-ended exploration

    As Contact Festival Dartington just migrated to Malta for the first time, organisers Malaika and Richard Sarco-Thomas tell Miriam Calleja all about their plans to bring contact improvisation to Malta. “Contact Improvisation is an open-ended...

  • Top award-winning company’s workshop at the Manoel

    Top award-winning company’s workshop at the Manoel

    As part of its Toi Toi Education Programme, the Manoel Theatre recently commissioned Les Enfants Terribles, an international award winning UK theatre company, to present a workshop for local actors. The weekend workshop was conducted by James...

  • Improvised fun

    Improvised fun

    Improvisation teaches you to be quick, both on your feet as well as mentally, but it also teaches you a lot about being open to others as well as helping them. Veronica Stivala participated in The Fifth Finland Improvisation Festival. She writes...

  • Interpreting a dream

    Interpreting a dream

    As MADC get ready to stage their 65th Shakespearean production, Davide Tucci tells Iggy Fenech all about his upcoming role in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Davide Tucci might be one of the few actors on the Island who requires no introduction. With...

  • Surrounded by soundscapes

    Surrounded by soundscapes

    Michael Bugeja speaks to Robert Farrugia ahead of his live performance on Trackage Scheme’s Bay Stage during this year’s Sliema Arts Festival. He may not be quite a household name, possibly because the music he makes is far from the mainstream.

  • An effective creation of Tarzan’s world

    An effective creation of Tarzan’s world

    The Legend of TarzanDirector: David YatesStars: Alexander Skarsgård, Rory J. Saper, Christian StevensDuration: 210 minsClass: 12KRS Releasing Ltd It is the 19th century and, 10 years after leaving the jungle where he was raised from babyhood by...

  • Not a particularly strong effort

    Not a particularly strong effort

    Absolutely Fabulous: The MovieDirector: Mandie FletcherStars: Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Jane HorrocksDuration: 90 minsClass: 15;KRS Releasing Ltd Older, but certainly not wiser, PR agent Edina Monsoon (Jennifer Saunders) and magazine...

  • Revamped Malta Digital Games Fund

    The Malta Digital Games Fund (MDGF) – which aims to encourage the creation of digital games by small companies and groups of individuals based in Malta – has been relaunched in a new programme by Arts Council Malta. The fund also aims to support...

  • Touring theatre with tal-linja

    Touring theatre with tal-linja

    A top cast was announced last week for B’Tal-Linja Jaqbillek Żgur, the roaming show commissioned by the Malta Arts Festival 2016 and produced by Sean Buhagiar to a script by Simon Bartolo. Veteran singer and actor Mary Rose Mallia takes on the...

  • Russell Brand to become a father

    Russell Brand to become a father

    Comedian Russell Brand has confirmed he is going to be a father. The outspoken TV star, 41, posted a photograph of himself on his Instagram account peeking out from behind a book titled The Expectant Dad's Handbook. The caption alongside the...

  • Former Dynasty star Michael Praed joins Emmerdale cast

    Former Dynasty star Michael Praed joins Emmerdale cast

    Dynasty and Robin of Sherwood actor Michael Praed has joined the cast of Emmerdale. The 80s heartthrob, who starred as Prince Michael of Moldavia on the American soap, will play prison inmate Frank Clayton. Praed, 56, said: "I'm thrilled to be...

  • Mallet in Malta

    Mallet in Malta

    Founded in 1868, the Malta Polo Club is the second oldest club in the world behind the Calcutta Polo Club of India, founded only six years previously, and still in existence. However, Malta wins the European title as the oldest club and is even...

  • Beyoncé halts show to pay tribute to US police victims

    Beyoncé halted her concert in Glasgow on Thursday night to hold a minute’s silence in memory of two black men shot dead by police in the US this week. The singer paused her show at the Hampden Park Stadium as a giant screen was illuminated with...

  • Cosby loses latest bid to get sex assault charges dismissed

    A Pennsylvania judge has denied Bill Cosby’s latest bid to have the sexual assault charges against him thrown out, ruling that the 78-yearold comedian must stand trial in the case. Judge Steven O’Neill rejected Cosby’s arguments that prosecutors...

  • Watch: Spice Girls hint at reunion as 'Wannabe' turns 20

    Watch: Spice Girls hint at reunion as 'Wannabe' turns 20

    Three members of the Spice Girls hinted at a reunion as they released a video on Friday marking 20 years since their band's debut single Wannabe stormed the charts worldwide. Emma Bunton, known as Baby Spice, Mel B, Scary Spice and Geri Halliwell...

  • Mike Stern pulls out of Malta Jazz Festival

    Mike Stern pulls out of Malta Jazz Festival

    Grammy nominated American jazz guitarist Mike Stern has been forced to pull out of the Malta Jazz Festival due to a serious injury, festival organisers have said.  Stern, who was scheduled to perform on Friday 22 July as part of the Mike...

  • Applications open for new arts fund

    Applications open for new arts fund

    Applications are open for the multi-annual support grant – a new arts fund which aims to encourage long-term international collaboration. Through this new fund, artists looking to create an ambitious artistic project with an international partner...

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